TF Top 10……London 007 Filming Locations

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Since 1962, the James Bond films have seen the Secret Service agent go all around the world but it is London which is the true home of 007. The nations capital has featured (in part) in many of the 24 movies and here, in no particular order, is the Tokyo Fox Top 10……London 007 filming locations…

1. Vauxhall Cross at 85 Albert Embankment next to Vauxhall Bridge, is the MI6 HQ building in ‘GoldenEye‘ (1995), ‘The World Is Not Enough’ (1999), ‘Die Another Day‘ (2002), ‘Skyfall‘ (2012) and ‘Spectre‘ (2015). More details here

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2. Beneath Westminster Bridge is the entrance to the fictitious Vauxhall Cross Underground station from ‘Die Another Day‘ (2002) which is actually nothing more than a caretakers hut. More details here

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3. The Atlantic Hotel garage in Hamburg (Germany) is actually the 4th floor car park of Brent Cross Shopping Centre in the London Borough of Barnet. The stunts for Tomorrow Never Dies‘ (1997) created more smoke than anticipated resulting in the fire service being alerted. More details here

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4. Daniel Craig’s first 007 appearance in London is in ‘Quantum Of Solace‘ (2008). He is driven into the entrance of a high rise apartment belonging to a deceased double agent where he and M realise the extent of the mysterious organisation. The flats are called The Water Gardens and they’re on Burwood Place close to Edgware Road Underground  station. More details here

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5. Near the start of ‘Skyfall‘ (2012) M is driven to a meeting with Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) at Willis Faber on 10 Trinity Square near the Tower of London. It then appears again much later on as Bond rushes from Whitehall to the public enquiry going on here. Only a limited part of the building is seen on screen but more of the building can be seen in ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider‘ (2000). More details here

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6. Brompton Cemetery is the exterior of the St Petersburg church where Natalya meets Boris by chance in ‘GoldenEye‘ (1995). This cemetery can also be seen in the Rowan Atkinson Bond spoof ‘Johnny English‘ (2003) and in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘ (2015). More details here

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7. ‘Universal Exports’ is often used as the cover name for MI6 and in ‘The Living Daylights‘ (1987) it is seen hanging above the door of Malaysia House at 57 Trafalgar Square. It is actually the office of Malaysian Tourism on the south side of the Square. More details here

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8. Perhaps the most memorable part of the ‘The World Is Not Enough‘ (1999) pre-titles chase is at Glengall Bridge in the East End’s docks where, with the bridge closing in true dramatic movie style, Bond hits a special button which allows the boat to go under the water and avoid collision. In classic Bond style, he still finds time to adjust his tie! More details here

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9. In ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Bond is trying to track down Blofeld through The Heralds’ College or ‘The College of Arms’ in London. Blofeld has contacted the College to get his title as ‘Count de Bleauchamp’ established and Bond is switching place with a representative from the Heraldry, Sir Hilary Bray Baronet who is the Sable basilisk of the College. More details here

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10. “Blades Club” a.k.a. the Reform Club at 104 Pall Mall is where Madonna introduces Bond to Gustav Graves before they duel in ‘Die Another Day‘ (2002). It was also used as a government office in ‘Quantum Of Solace‘ (2008) More details here

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Bonus: “The name’s Bond…James Bond” has become a classic line and it was first uttered by Sean Connery at the chemin-de-fer table in Le Cercle Club at Les Ambassadeurs in ‘Dr No‘ (1962)…or was it? Well, no it wasn’t actually as the interior was filmed at Pinewood Studio’s. More details here

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See other James Bond filming locations by clicking on the links below:

Tokyo        London        Prague        Venice        Como        Istanbul        Las Vegas        Phuket        Vienna        Hong Kong        New York        Panama        Bangkok

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2 Responses to TF Top 10……London 007 Filming Locations

  1. Troy in Las Vegas says:

    So excited about SPECTRE opening this weekend in America. Looking forward to seeing more London locations.

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